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What sports have you or still play competitively or regularly?

American Football
1
3%
Soccer/Association Football
13
35%
Baseball
1
3%
Hockey
0
No votes
Tennis
1
3%
Golf
1
3%
Basketball
2
5%
Athletics - Track & Field, Cross Country... ect.
8
22%
Cycling
0
No votes
Swimming
3
8%
Rugby
1
3%
Other
6
16%
 
Total votes: 37

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10 Jan 2017, 05:22

I am curious to know what sports ESO members have played or continue to play outside of the greatest sport of them all: AOE III. There has to be at least a few past, present and future Olympians in the community that should shed light on their athletic accomplishments!

I am not able to poll every sport known to man so if I am missing a few... my sincerest apologies!
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10 Jan 2017, 11:15

In b4 flame war about soccer vs football.

I played soccer from my 6th till my 19th, then got benched by an injury for almost 2 years. I wanted to start playing again this year but my old team trains at a time that doesnt fit in my schedule. Also occasionally go running, but not with a lot of consistency lately, sometimes I try to do 5km in 20 minutes for a month or so but at some point it starts raining or freezing so I give up. I want to pick up swimming this year, as a relatively injury-free sport.

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10 Jan 2017, 14:30

I was playing football in a club for several seasons, but injury + leaving my home city ended it. Other than that, I love swimming, usually 2 kms at once about 4 times a week, and I like riding the bike whenever I can, but it's more exhausting and painful. Occasionally I run, too!
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10 Jan 2017, 14:35

Handball is an interesting sport, I really enjoyed playing it for 2, 3 years
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10 Jan 2017, 15:25

I represented my country in friendly sailing competitions for the Optimist class a few years back.
Fun fact: We are REALLY good at Optimist due to our asian sizing :chinese:
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10 Jan 2017, 16:32

I run on my high school track team and ive also run crosscountry. My dad has run multiple marathons including qualifying and running Boston.
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10 Jan 2017, 17:42

milku3459 wrote:I represented my country in friendly sailing competitions for the Optimist class a few years back.
Fun fact: We are REALLY good at Optimist due to our asian sizing :chinese:


I used to sail a bit as well. I got 2nd in a sunburst regatta that was pretty much national. Im too big for an optimist though :/
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10 Jan 2017, 17:50

sdsanft wrote:I run on my high school track team and ive also run crosscountry. My dad has run multiple marathons including qualifying and running Boston.


I do as well! Absolutely love the sport of distance running and am stoked to be continuing it in college next year.

I know Boston is one of those events, if you are a marathoner, that has to be ran just to say you have done it. Maybe that is the case for elsewhere but Boston definitely has a special brand name. And with many more elite American distance runners coming up, it does make it much more interesting for the home audience watching.
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10 Jan 2017, 19:31

vardar wrote:
sdsanft wrote:I run on my high school track team and ive also run crosscountry. My dad has run multiple marathons including qualifying and running Boston.


I do as well! Absolutely love the sport of distance running and am stoked to be continuing it in college next year.

I know Boston is one of those events, if you are a marathoner, that has to be ran just to say you have done it. Maybe that is the case for elsewhere but Boston definitely has a special brand name. And with many more elite American distance runners coming up, it does make it much more interesting for the home audience watching.

Yep running is great. I know tedere, gear_head and evilcheadar run track as well but mostly sprints from what I know :/

Also yeah, Boston is pretty big. I watch the highlights every year, and especially since the bombings it's been a huge event for the community.
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11 Jan 2017, 01:23

JakeyBoyTH wrote:
milku3459 wrote:I represented my country in friendly sailing competitions for the Optimist class a few years back.
Fun fact: We are REALLY good at Optimist due to our asian sizing :chinese:


I used to sail a bit as well. I got 2nd in a sunburst regatta that was pretty much national. Im too big for an optimist though :/


New Zealand sailors are good on anything but Optimist hehe, esp on yachts #respect.
I remember when I went to Qingdao china the New Zealand Opti team got humiliated along with the Aussie boys by my team and the Spaniards in the results :devil: .
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11 Jan 2017, 04:36

milku3459 wrote:
JakeyBoyTH wrote:
milku3459 wrote:I represented my country in friendly sailing competitions for the Optimist class a few years back.
Fun fact: We are REALLY good at Optimist due to our asian sizing :chinese:


I used to sail a bit as well. I got 2nd in a sunburst regatta that was pretty much national. Im too big for an optimist though :/


New Zealand sailors are good on anything but Optimist hehe, esp on yachts #respect.
I remember when I went to Qingdao china the New Zealand Opti team got humiliated along with the Aussie boys by my team and the Spaniards in the results :devil: .


Hardly anyone uses an opti in NZ tbf. Usually a laser or a sunburst. You see a few catamarans out there too. Opti's are fun to play around in though haha. Ours were made of plastic so we went around capsizing each other and having bumper cars :)
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11 Jan 2017, 06:42

JakeyBoyTH wrote:Hardly anyone uses an opti in NZ tbf. Usually a laser or a sunburst. You see a few catamarans out there too. Opti's are fun to play around in though haha. Ours were made of plastic so we went around capsizing each other and having bumper cars :)


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Yesh opti bumper cars and capsizing is fun stuff
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20 Jan 2017, 13:59

Once upon a time I used to represent North Wales in athletics and cross country. I was ranked 3rd in Wales for cross country in my age group. And I played football since I was 5, but quit a few years ago due to injury. I have also played rugby, basketball and volley ball representing my school and college. High Impact sports have not served me too well, at 26 I am told by the doctor never to play football again as my ankle will just become worse. The most exercise I get these days are walking my dog .
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30 Jan 2017, 14:23

Table tennis at work, as far as one can call that "competing"
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30 Jan 2017, 15:39

milku3459 wrote:
JakeyBoyTH wrote:Hardly anyone uses an opti in NZ tbf. Usually a laser or a sunburst. You see a few catamarans out there too. Opti's are fun to play around in though haha. Ours were made of plastic so we went around capsizing each other and having bumper cars :)


I did laser 4.7 too!
Yesh opti bumper cars and capsizing is fun stuff

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30 Jan 2017, 17:37

kami_ryu wrote:
milku3459 wrote:
JakeyBoyTH wrote:Hardly anyone uses an opti in NZ tbf. Usually a laser or a sunburst. You see a few catamarans out there too. Opti's are fun to play around in though haha. Ours were made of plastic so we went around capsizing each other and having bumper cars :)


I did laser 4.7 too!
Yesh opti bumper cars and capsizing is fun stuff

yeah until sharks eat you


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30 Jan 2017, 20:54

CelticCrusader wrote:Once upon a time I used to represent North Wales in athletics and cross country. I was ranked 3rd in Wales for cross country in my age group. And I played football since I was 5, but quit a few years ago due to injury. I have also played rugby, basketball and volley ball representing my school and college. High Impact sports have not served me too well, at 26 I am told by the doctor never to play football again as my ankle will just become worse. The most exercise I get these days are walking my dog .



Have you ever been to the Great Edinburgh XC race? Couple of my friends from the US went over and competed with the various teams in the United Kingdom as well as mainland Europe. I know Mo Farah has showed up numerous times but has never seemed to perform quite well!
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31 Jan 2017, 04:35

vardar wrote:
CelticCrusader wrote:Once upon a time I used to represent North Wales in athletics and cross country. I was ranked 3rd in Wales for cross country in my age group. And I played football since I was 5, but quit a few years ago due to injury. I have also played rugby, basketball and volley ball representing my school and college. High Impact sports have not served me too well, at 26 I am told by the doctor never to play football again as my ankle will just become worse. The most exercise I get these days are walking my dog .



Have you ever been to the Great Edinburgh XC race? Couple of my friends from the US went over and competed with the various teams in the United Kingdom as well as mainland Europe. I know Mo Farah has showed up numerous times but has never seemed to perform quite well!


It's quite the trip for him I hear he has to travel from Farah way.
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31 Jan 2017, 05:17

JakeyBoyTH wrote:
vardar wrote:
CelticCrusader wrote:Once upon a time I used to represent North Wales in athletics and cross country. I was ranked 3rd in Wales for cross country in my age group. And I played football since I was 5, but quit a few years ago due to injury. I have also played rugby, basketball and volley ball representing my school and college. High Impact sports have not served me too well, at 26 I am told by the doctor never to play football again as my ankle will just become worse. The most exercise I get these days are walking my dog .



Have you ever been to the Great Edinburgh XC race? Couple of my friends from the US went over and competed with the various teams in the United Kingdom as well as mainland Europe. I know Mo Farah has showed up numerous times but has never seemed to perform quite well!


It's quite the trip for him I hear he has to travel from Farah way.

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03 Feb 2017, 15:51

What !? How am I the only person to play football (American)! I thought that it would have had way more votes.
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fearfuloatmeal wrote:What !? How am I the only person to play football (American)! I thought that it would have had way more votes.


Not many people outside of America play it.
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03 Feb 2017, 20:45

Yeah we prefer to play real sports, for example handball
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06 Feb 2017, 03:56

I currently play lacrosse (if you've never heard of it look it up its sick) and Soccer
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06 Feb 2017, 04:11

Darwin_ wrote:I currently play lacrosse (if you've never heard of it look it up its sick) and Soccer


Yeah a lot of bruised shins and forearms!
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06 Feb 2017, 15:04

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